Edinger Urgent Care
Urgent Care located in Santa Ana, CA
Physical therapy forms an invaluable part of successful treatment plans for people with a wide variety of injuries and medical conditions. John Alevizos, DO, of Edinger Urgent Care in Santa Ana, California, is an experienced family physician who provides specialist physical therapy services for patients as part of their personalized care plan. Call Edinger Urgent Care today to find out more about the benefits of physical therapy today.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is a form of treatment that aims to restore function and reduce pain when you are ill or injured or have chronic health problems.
Physical therapy helps to:
- Increase strength in muscles and connective tissues
- Improve range of movement
- Increase flexibility
- Prevent disability
- Delay or dispense with the need for surgery
- Help improve balance
- Increase bladder or bowel control
Physical therapy is a key part of your treatment plan if you have a chronic health condition such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, or chronic pain. It’s also invaluable in rehabilitating patients after accidents and surgeries, or events such as having a stroke or giving birth.
What forms of physical therapy are available?
There are many forms of physical therapy available, including hands-on treatments and advanced technologies that deliver healing benefits. At Edinger Urgent Care, the team provides a range of high-quality physical therapy services including:
- Cold pack
- Manual massage therapy
- Electrical muscle stimulation
- Therapeutic exercises
- Sports medicine
Liberty Medical Services also provides expert physical therapy for those who've undergone orthopedic surgery as well as on-site ergonomic evaluations.
How does physical therapy fit into my care plan?
Physical therapy is often part of a comprehensive program of treatment. The exact nature of the physical therapy the team at Edinger Urgent Care recommends depends on your condition. At your consultation, they go through the options with you and explain how physical therapy can help your condition.
Physical therapy plays a vital role in preventing pain from worsening and maintaining function in patients with degenerative conditions for as long as possible.
For instance, if you have arthritis, without physical therapy your joints become more painful and stiff in a far shorter period of time. Physical therapy helps you stay mobile and keeps pain at bay.
To find out more about the benefits of physical therapy, call Edinger Urgent Care today, or book an appointment online.